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15 Best Picnic spots in Lucknow for school and college students

Lucknow is known as the “city of nawabs”, Lucknow is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in India. Lucknow is also known as the artistic centre of India. Lucknow is the second largest city of north India. In Lucknow various architecture wonders, historical monuments are situated, and Lucknow is also a cultural hub in itself.

There are plenty of places in Lucknow which could be a great picnic spot for the school and college students and even for the families and friends.

15 Best Picnic spots in Lucknow for school and college students are:-

1. Bara Imambara

Bara Imambara

Nawab Asal-ul-Daula built it in 1784, and it is one of the largest building in Lucknow. The meaning of Bara Imambara is BARA means big, and IMAMBARA means shrine complex. It is one of the most beautiful and most common historical monument in India.

Timing, fees and more:-

  • Entry fees:- free
  • Operating hours:- Monday to Friday 6:00 am to 7:00 pm, Saturday, Sunday-6:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Best time for visiting:- during the day.
  • Notes:- Pets are not allowed

2. Chota Imambara

Chota Imambara

It was built in 1838 by Nawab Mohammed Shah Ali. In this building, nawab was buried along with his mother. In this, a watchtower is also situated, which has approximately seven stories. The Nawab wanted to make this tower tall as Qutab Minar.

Timing, fees and more:-

  • Entry fees:- Free
  • Operating hours:- Monday to Friday 6:00am to 5:00pm, Saturday-Sunday 6:00am to 5:00pm
  • Best time for visiting:- during the day
  • Famous for:- monuments

3. British Residency and Residency Complex

British Residency and Residency Complex

It is known as the national monuments, and the revolt of 1857 is revolved around this place, and this historic battle is regarded as the siege of Lucknow. It is surrounded by green gardens and attracts a huge amount of tourists.

Timing, fees and more:-

  • Entry fees:- Paid
  • Operating hours:- Monday to Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Famous For:- Heritage sites
  • The best time for visiting:- during the day.

4. Lucknow Zoo- Nawab Wajid Ali Shah Prani Udyan

Lucknow Zoo

The area covered by this land is 71.6 acres of land. It was built in 1921 to welcome the prince of wales, and this zoo contains various species of birds, animals and reptiles. This zoo is famous for the breeding of endangered species like white tiger etc.

Timing, fees and more:-

  • Operating hours:- Monday to Friday 10:30 am to 4:30 pm, Saturday to Sunday 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Entry fees:- Paid
  • Note: Pets are not allowed
  • Famous for:- Zoos

5. Hazratganj

Hazratganj

It is the most common shopping place in Lucknow. In the market of Hazratganj, various shops and a variety of items like jewellery, handcrafts and electronics etc. are available, and tourists can also avail the facility of restaurants, movie theatres and games etc.

Timing, fees and more:-

  • Operating hrs:- 24 hrs
  • Entry fees:- Free
  • Best time for visiting:- during sunset
  • Famous for:- Markets/Bazaars

6. Ambedkar Memorial Park

Ambedkar Memorial Park

The area covered by this park is 107 acres of land. It is a modern architectural monument built in the memory of Dr.Bheem Rav Ambedkar. In this monument, red sandstone is used. It is situated in the poshest locality of Lucknow in town Gomti Nagar Its beauty attracts the heart of tourists.

Timing, fees and more:-

  • Entry fees:- free
  • Best time for visiting:- during sunset
  • Popular for:- parks

7. State Museum Lucknow

State Museum Lucknow

It is the oldest and largest museum in the state of UP. In this museum, various artefacts, pottery tools, weapons and manuscripts catch the heart of tourists.

Timing, fees and more:-

  • Timings for the week:-10:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Entry fees for Indians:- Rs. 5 per person
  • Entry fees for children:- Rs. 3per child
  • Entry fees for foreign tourists:- Rs. 100per person
  • Visit duration-2-3 hrs

8. Rumi Darwaza

Rumi Darwaza

It is also known as the Turkish Gate and was built in 1984 by NAWAB Asaf-UL-Daula. The architecture work of this gate is fantastic and beyond perfection.

Timing, fees and more:-

  • Entry fees:- FREE
  • Operating hrs:- Monday to Sunday 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Best time for visiting:- during day
  • Famous for:- Gates
  • Pets are not allowed

9. Chattar Manzil

Chattar Manzil

It means umbrella palace, and it was the residence of the Nawabs of Avadh. It was built in 1780 and played a significant role in the revolt of 1857. Indo-European styles and designs are used in it.

Timing, fees and more:-

  • Operating hrs:- Monday to Sunday 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Entry fees:- Free
  • Best time for visiting:- during day
  • Famous for:- Heritage sites

10. Janeshwar Mishra Park

Janeshwar Mishra Park

It is a newly built park located in Gomti Nagar, Lucknow. It is the 10th largest park in Asia. The park is known for its lush green atmosphere, and in this park, there are so many varieties of plants and birds which makes this park more attractive and gives it the title of mini-forest.

Timing, fees and more:-

  • Entry fees:- Free
  • Operating hrs:- Monday to Sunday 12:00 am to 12:00 am
  • Best time for visiting:- During sunset
  • Famous for:- Parks

11. Dilkusha Kothi

Dilkusha Kothi

Dilkusha Kothi was built in 1800 in Baroque style. In the war of independence, this Kothi faced a significant impact. It is not in a perfect state because in its few towers and walls are standing but after all these effects it historical walls attract a large number of tourists and its the best places for clicking pictures.

Timing, fees and more:-

  • Operating hours:- All days of week-8:00am to 6:00 pm
  • Entry fees for Indians:- Rs. 5 per person
  • Entry fees for foreign tourists:- Rs. 100 per person
  • Visit duration:-1-2 hours

12. Chandrika Devi Temple

Chandrika Devi Temple

Chandrika Devi temple was located in Aashiyana Lucknow. This temple is dedicated to Hindu Goddess Chandi -the combination of 3 Devi’s Kali, Lakshmi and Saraswati. Daily so many people are come to take blessings from this temple, the best time to visit this temple is early in the morning.

Timing, fees and more:-

  • Entry fees:- Free
  • Operating hours:- Monday to Friday 5:00 am to 9:00 pm,  Saturday-Sunday- 5:00 am to 9:00 pm
  • Famous for: Temples
  • Pets are not allowed

13. Aminabad

Aminabad

Aminabad is one of the most famous markets of Lucknow. In this market, there are so many varieties of products like cosmetics, footwear, handicrafts and many more are available. This Market has the power to attract a large number of customers.

Timing, fees and more:-

  • Entry fees:- FREE
  • Best time for- visiting-during day
  • Length of visit:- 1-2 hrs
  • Famous for markets

14. Fun Republic Mall

Fun Republic Mall

This mall is located in Gomti Nagar, and it is one of the most famous and largest malls in the City Lucknow. In this mall there are so many facilities available like a game zone for kids and youngsters, food stalls, cosmetic stores, garments and parking facility is also provided to the visitors.

Timing, fees and more:-

  • All days of the week:-10:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • Entry fees:- FREE
  • Famous for:- Shopaholics

15. Marine Drive

Marine Drive

Marine Drive is a picturesque strip of the road adjacent to the River Gomti in Lucknow. This spot is most famous among youngsters as well as adults. People use this place for jogging, cycling and other cycling activities, and in this park, benches are also situated for providing relaxation to the visitors.

Timing, fees and more:-

  • Entry fees:- Free
  • Opening time:- 24 hours
  • Best time for visiting:- during sunset